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UK academy honours NRI professor at Oxford

world Updated: Jul 24, 2010 17:08 IST

Aditi Lahiri, the Indian-origin Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oxford has been

elected Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Lahiri, who researches phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics and

neurolinguistics, is among eight Oxford academics to be elected Fellow of the academy.

She received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2000.

In 2009, Prof Lahiri was awarded the Professor Sukumar Sen Memorial Gold Medal from the West Bengal governor at the annual meeting of the Asiatic Society in Kolkata.

Prof Lahiri is the first Chair of the newly formed Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at Oxford, which launched on August 1, 2008.